Title: Specifications and testing strategies for measurement devices for noise exposure determination in the infrasound frequency range
Authors: Kling, Christoph, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Fachbereich 1.6, Schall
Koch, Christian, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Fachbereich 1.6, Schall
Rust, Marvin, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Fachbereich 1.6, Schall
Barham, Richard, Acoustic Sensor Networks (ASN), UK
Rodrigues, Dominique, Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d‘Essais (LNE), FRANCE

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DOI:10.7795/EMPIR.19ENV03.RE.20210609
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Abstract: This document compiles specifications and requirements with which measurement devices shall comply, when applied for noise exposure determination in the frequency range of 1 Hz to 20 Hz. It reviews available European standards and documents with respect to regulations about the measurement of infrasound and the IEC 61672-series of standards concerning requirements of sound level meters. Beginning with these results, the necessary specifications for sound level meters that should be applied in the infrasound frequency range are discussed. Because of the specific properties of sound in this frequency range, typical malfunctioning scenarios known from measurement and testing practice are considered. Specification lists for measuring instruments and requirements of testing facilities summarise the most important conclusions for further discussion.
Citation: Kling, Christoph ; Koch, Christian ; et al.Specifications and testing strategies for measurement devices for noise exposure determination in the infrasound frequency range, 2021. Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). DOI: https://doi.org/10.7795/EMPIR.19ENV03.RE.20210609
Funding: European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research, Other: 10.13039/100014132, Grant Title: Metrology for low-frequency sound and vibration (Infra-AUV), Grant Number: 19ENV03